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Midlife for Women of Faith: Balancing the Realities, the Challenges, the Opportunities Seminar


Decatur, GA.—Midlife for Women of Faith: Balancing the Realities, the Challenges, the Opportunities, a seminar offered by Columbia Theological Seminary’s Lay Institute of Faith and Life, takes place Friday evening, March 5, and Saturday, March 6, at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church, Marietta, GA. Cost of the event is $55 in advance, or $60 at the door. The registration fee covers three keynote sessions, three workshops, dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday. 

The seminar offers “think and do” opportunities with a mix of contemplation, discussion, and worship. Keynote speaker Irene Henderson will present “Coming into a Renewed Self-Identity,” three talks related to the inner, cultural, and faith identities of women in and nearing midlife. Henderson, an ordained Disciples of Christ minister, is director of chaplaincy and pastoral education for Palmetto Health, Columbia, SC. 

Other program leadership includes Jean Temple, a therapist in private practice in Atlanta; Lea Robinson, a psychiatric/mental health clinical nurse specialist and a training and development specialist at Northside Hospital, Atlanta; Mary MacQueen, a clinical psychologist practicing at the Florence McDonnell Counseling Center at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta; Lynn Gifford, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Donalsonville, GA; Linda Morningstar, associate director of Columbia’s Lay Institute; and Eva Grubb, minister for education at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church, Marietta. 

 For more information, please call 404-687-4577. Or e-mail

Michael Thompson
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